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"Photoengraving and Lithographing Machine Operator and Tender"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Operate or tend photoengraving and lithographing equipment, such as plate graining, pantograph, roll varnishing, and routing machines.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Photoengraving and Lithographing Machine Operator and Tender"

1) Cuts excess metal and bevels edges of printing plates using routing machine.

2) Mounts finished plates on wood, synthetic or metal blocks either by hand or using automatic plate-mounting equipment.

3) Grains printing plates by wet or dry sandblasting or using glass marbles.

4) Copies printed materials such as documents and drawing using blueprint machine.

5) Applies acid resistant ink to varnished copper roller and examines for ink smears or cavities filled with ink.

6) Paints over pinholes, scratches and reference points on roller using brush and acid resistant paint.

7) Immerses and turns printing roller in bath solutions to dissolve coating, develop image, and dye using electric hoist.

8) Maintains machinery in working order such as automatic film processor and exposure machine.

9) Examines finished blueprint for specified color, intensity, and sharpness of line.

 

 

11) Examines printing plates with magnifier for uniformity, size, and structures of grain and washes off excess sediment.

12) Rolls out and hammers used printing plates to remove gripper marks and bent corners.


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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-A        SOC:  51-5022.13